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Ways to Wear it Now & Later

It’s not too early to start shopping for fall – the Nordstrom Anniversary sale is on after all. But since there are certainly still steamy days ahead, look for pieces that you can wear during the dog days and into next season. I’ve been scouring the world wide web and styled my favorite picks for the hot summer and brisk fall. It’s borderline agonizing to wait to wear your awesome new clothes so have fun integrating them into your wardrobe now.

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Easy, Breezy Tropical Prints

Recent sweltering, sunny days at the beach with my gal pals has me seeing palm trees. I’m not hallucinating – there are no palm trees in Chicago – but this season’s striking tropical prints are on my mind. They’re bright, summery, and pack quite a punch. Sun, sand and surf are a cheap flight away, but I’d rather spend my money on these gems.

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Printed Trousers, $60 ZARA | Tropics Snapback Hat, $29 American Needle

Underwire Bikini Top & High-Waisted Bikini Bottom, $42 per piece Urban Outfitters

Palm Print Top, $15 H&M | Smocked Dress, $54 Kimchi Blue

Christian Dior Fall 2013 Couture

Raf Simons delivered again for Christian Dior yesterday in Paris. The Fall 2013 couture line he sent down the runway was dynamic and honored the tradition of couture: the client. Simons did away with the overtly dramatic looks we often see in haute couture collections and instead put forth a stunning modern wardrobe designed with the customer in mind. That’s not to say the collection lacked drama – international influences were everywhere: bold tribal colors, spacey Japanese fabrics, Masai-like neck pieces, and nods to American sportswear. Always the rebel, Raf Simons produced a remarkably normal couture collection that dazzled with sexy cuts, sheers panels, and eye-catching colors.

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Festival Fashion: Frock & Roll

Regrettably, I don’t have tickets to Pitchfork, Bonnaroo, or Lollapalooza. But there’s no excuse not to dress like a festival junkie all summer long. Easy, breezy dresses are a staple at summer music festivals and this year is no exception. Patterns are prime and grungy tie-dye and Asian-inspired bohemian prints are just about everywhere. These effortlessly cool dresses are perfect to throw on on any given summer day. Accessorize with an arm cuff or head wrap; coveted Lolla wristband optional.

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1. BESS X UO Bleached Out Tee Dress, $59 // 2. Blu Moon Tie-Dye Surplice Tulip Dress, $154

3. Ecote Double Layer Chiffon Festival Dress, $59 // 4. Nena Tie Dye Gauze Dress, $148 

5. Ecote Printed Tie-Back Maxi Dress, $79 // 6. FP ONE Imperial Palm Pintuck Dress, $118